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How the Linux Kernel is Like an Open Source Turducken

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 23, 2015 2:17 pm

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I have a complicated relationship with portmanteaus. On the one hand squashing two words together, to make a new mega-word, is profoundly handy and, in general, rather fun. Thanks to portmanteaus we have such life-changing, food-based, words as “spork”, “brunch” and “turducken”. Of course, on the other hand, portmanteaus are responsible for unleashing such horrors …

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Linux Foundation Launches New Conference, ‘Vault,’ to Address Growing Demand for Linux-Based Storage and Filesystems

By: Bryan Lunduke

August 29, 2014 12:14 pm

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, is proud to announce the launch of a new conference, Vault, to bring together the world’s leading developers in filesystems and storage in the Linux kernel with related projects to collaborate on continued innovation and education in this important …

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Calibre 2.0 released

By: Bryan Lunduke

August 25, 2014 1:28 pm

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Version 2.0 of the Calibre electronic book management tool has been released. There is a long list of new features since the 1.0 release. “The biggest new feature is an e-book editor, capable of editing ebooks in both the EPUB and AZW3 (Kindle) formats.” Read Full Story (via LWN.net)

openSUSE Factory moves to Rolling Release Development Model

By: Bryan Lunduke

July 30, 2014 2:07 pm

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We are proud to announce that we have just switched our beloved development distribution, openSUSE Factory, to be an independent distribution using the “rolling release” development model. openSUSE Factory is now a tested, reliable and bleeding edge Linux distribution! This change will shorten the stabilization process for our major releases (next up: 13.2) and eliminate …

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KDE Plasma 5 Linux desktop arrives

By: Bryan Lunduke

July 16, 2014 9:36 pm

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When KDE made a radical change to its popular Linux desktop in 2008 in KDE 4, I hated it. Over a year and many changes later, I finally found KDE 4.3 usable. This time, with the just-released KDE Plasma 5, I didn’t have to wait for it to be usable. The new KDE is already …

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First release of KDE Frameworks 5

By: Bryan Lunduke

July 7, 2014 4:08 pm

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The KDE Community is proud to announce KDE Frameworks 5.0. Frameworks 5 is the next generation of KDE libraries, modularized and optimized for easy integration in Qt applications. The Frameworks offer a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. There are over 50 different …

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OpenSSL speeds up development to avoid being “slow-moving and insular”

By: Bryan Lunduke

July 3, 2014 12:52 pm

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The makers of OpenSSL unveiled a new development roadmap this week, saying the open source project needs to change because it “is increasingly perceived as slow-moving and insular.” The inner workings of the poorly funded OpenSSL project came under scrutiny after the discovery of Heartbleed, a security flaw in the cryptography library that put much of the …

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Facebook’s open source library has grown to 9.9M lines of code

By: Bryan Lunduke

July 1, 2014 9:51 am

Reads:327 views

Facebook loves to share how much it likes open source, and the social network has followed through on that note with a status update on its activities this year. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company highlighted a number of its more popular projects in a blog post on Friday, putting user interface Javascript library React and …

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Couchbase Raises $60 Million to Fuel NoSQL Database Efforts

By: Bryan Lunduke

June 30, 2014 12:34 pm

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It takes a lot of money to build a database company in an industry dominated by giants like Oracle, Microsoft and IBM. It’s a lesson that open-source NoSQL database startup Couchbase knows well as it continues to raise funding to build its business. Couchbase officially announced on June 26 that it has raised an E …

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Where KDE is going

By: Bryan Lunduke

June 26, 2014 10:20 am

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This article explores where the KDE community currently stands and where it is going. Frameworks, Plasma, KDE e.V., Qt5, KDE Free Qt Foundation, QtAddons – you heard some of these terms and want to know what all the fuss is about? A set of articles on the Dot aims to bring some clarity in the …

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